Schools do not play any impact at all. AFROTC scholarships are nationally based unlike AFA appointments that start on a state level. HQ AFROTC could not care less if 100% of the recipients all come from one state or not. Nor do they care if one school has 0 cadets on scholarship while the other has 100%. As stated before the scholarship is tied to the cadet and their major, not the school.
They ask about the schools for another purpose than just where you want to attend college...it is also for them from a manpower aspect. For example, let's say Timbucktoo U has been highly sought after for years, but for the last two years their enrollment has been decreasing along with the det. Now come June they have 2 officers pcsing, do they replace both, or just 1 now? By asking what college you want and them plugging it into their mathematical algorithm they can can determine if they should replace both, afterall these are 3 or 4 year tours, so it is important to have those numbers right.
Additionally, unlike USAFA, AFROTC cares about your intended major. There are many candidates that have amazing stats, but because they intend to major in a non-tech degree it makes them more likely to earn a type 7 than a type 1 or 2.
~ Type 1 is 5% of all scholarships awarded, or about 50 nationally. Out of that only 5% go to non-tech.
~ Type 2 is 15%, and @15% go to non-tech.
Thus, as you can see very few non-tech will get a type 2 or 1, probably less than 30 nationally. In total only @200 will receive a type 1 or 2. Now, ask yourself do you think you are 1 of the 200 nationally from their pool. Please realize that they typically will have over 5000 applicants, and on avg @18% will be given a scholarship. Extrapolate that further and you are looking at the top 1% of the nation will get a type 1.
In the end I doubt that your college selection choice will be a factor regarding the type, however, sometimes it can make an impact on whether you get accepted to that college. NOTE: not always, and more than likely it is rare. It is what I call the push-pull method. Sometimes the ROTC CoC will set on the admission board, if they know that you are holding in your pocket an AFROTC scholarship and are a match to their school it may sway the admissions dept.
~ My DS did not apply to UNCCH, or NYU Sterns. In Feb., he received a congrats letter from both of these schools. I thought it was a scam, something akin to pay us $75 and we will.... I called the admissions office to inform them that I thought some company was running a scam with their name. They told me the rudimentary PLEASE HOLD. Came back a few minutes later and said, Mrs. Pima, no there is no mistake your DS was offered admission to the school. HUH? He never applied. Oh, we know that, but the AFROTC CoC sat on the board and stated he has an AFROTC scholarship, showed his AFROTC application packet and we realized that he would be a good fit. We are also willing to pay his R & B, so it will be a free ride in the end when you add in his scholarship.
~~ And no he did not attend UNCCH.
Good luck. Aim High Above All